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The Craft of Power: A Philosophical and Strategic Guide to the Uses of Power



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Author: Ralph Gun Hoy Siu
Keywords: Craft of Power; Ralph Gun Hoy Siu; Ralph G.H. Siu; Art of War; The Prince; Power; Power play; Power politics; politics; political; office politics;
Language: English
Collection: opensource

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"Fortify yourself against the likes of you."



The Craft of Power teaches many things:



Crime, it is here to stay—be versed

A power play without money can only be a farce

Mix blame with pain in your punishments

Expect foul play

Coil yourself omnidirectionally

Be quick in masking yourself and unmasking others

Martyrs must be honored if power is to flourish

Never confuse exhilaration with power

Never, never, never, never outshine the big boss



This remarkable book presents a step-by-step system to develop an appreciation of the underlying principles of personal power and its enhancement.

A compelling blend of erudition, wit, storytelling, cynicism, morality, and practicality, The Craft of Power is profuse with techniques for managing people and organizations, for developing a personal philosophy of power, and for implementing this philosophy.

If you can live with it, it can live with you. Let not the wailing and groaning of the innocent weaken your will to win and keep.

R.G.H. Siu received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. He has worked for Harvard, the Army, the Department of Justice, the Panel on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, and as Chairman of Members of the Academy for Contemporary Problems, and has lectured all over the world to academic and business groups. Most recently he has been an independent consultant in corporate strategy, research and development management, and social problems. Among his books are The Tao of Science and, forthcoming from Quill, Transcending the Power Game: The Way to Executive Serenity.



Contents:



PART I POWER POSTURE

PART II OPERATIONAL SPECIFICS

ENTERING THE ARENA

I. Nature of power

2. Minidemocracies

3. Executives and persons of power

4. Theories on power

5. Justifications

LEARNING THE FUNDAMENTALS

6. Professionalism

7. Skepticism and vigilance

8. The big game

9. King makers

10. Capacity limitations

II. Illicit means

12. Legal porosity and elasticity

13. Associated sufferings

14. Custom

15. Myth

16. Efficiency

17. Time constraints

18. Indices of progress

19. Levelheadedness

20. Mortgage payments

21. Treatment of cadre

22. Constituency

HONING STRATEGIES AND TACTICS

23. The eight axioms

24. Offense

25. Defense

26. Interstitialist

27. Subterranean

28. Opportunist

29. Permeator

30. Coalition

VECTORING RESOURCES

31. Para proprietary control

32. People

33. Money

34. Indentitive inducements

35. Push-pull

36. Nonviolence

37. Gut feeling

SHAPING COMMUNICATIONS

38. Need to know

39. Private channels

40. Data translation

41. Intelligence

42. Integrative principle

43. Orthopraxy

44. Propaganda methods

ORCHESTRATING CEREMONIES

45. Strategy reinforcement

46. Participation

47. Credibility

48. Reasonableness

49. Consensus

50. Objective expertise

51. Legitimacy

52. Loftiness

53. Higher authority

54. A winner

MANEUVERING AND STRIKING

55. Ready flexibility

56. Propitiousness

57. Three sets of three questions

58. N-cushion billiard

59. Injected hopelessness

60. Concomitant blame

61. Adaptive centrality

62. Multifaceted speed

63. Surprise

64. Chinese baseball

65. Antisocial context

66. Interpretive prerogative

67. Law of reversal

68. Consolidation

69. Instant focus of relevant totality

NEGOTIATING AND PRESSING ON

70. Cessation of active confrontation

71. Conduct of negotiation

72. Consummation

73. Continuum of power

REFLECTING ON MORALITY

74. Ends and means

75. Bigness

76. Institutional power amplification

77. Depersonalization

78. Personal options

79. Duty

80. Compassion

81. Nobility

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